January 18, 1956

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

FOREIGN POLICY


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. In view of the ways in which Canada can become involved in the results of foreign affairs decisions made at Washington, has the minister made any effort to ascertain whether Mr. Dulles' "brink of war" statement in Life magazine of January 16 represents United States foreign policy? Has the minister any comment to make on Mr. Dulles' statement?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FOREIGN POLICY
Sub-subtopic:   REFERENCE TO STATEMENT BY MR. DULLES
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I received notice of this question just before coming into the house. As to the first part, I would merely point out that Mr. Dulles takes no responsibility for the article in question except those parts in which he is directly quoted. In so far as the particular paragraph is concerned to which I believe my hon. friend makes reference, Mr. Dulles, at his press conference yesterday in Washington, clarified and amplified the meaning of that paragraph and I think no further inquiry on our part, in respect to that particular paragraph, is required.

So far as the second part of the question is concerned, Mr. Speaker, I have no comment to make on the statement. Some of the matters dealt with in the article might be touched on by me in the review of foreign affairs, which I hope to be able to make at an early date.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FOREIGN POLICY
Sub-subtopic:   REFERENCE TO STATEMENT BY MR. DULLES
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REQUEST FOR CANCELLATION OF PERMITS TO EXPORT PLANES TO EGYPT


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Alistair McLeod Stewart

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Alistair Stewart (Winnipeg North):

May

I direct a question to the Prime Minister (Mr. St. Laurent) ? In view of the inflamed situation existing in the Middle East, will the Prime Minister cancel the export permits to send additional planes to Egypt?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CANCELLATION OF PERMITS TO EXPORT PLANES TO EGYPT
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LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, no consideration has been given to the question of cancelling the

export permit for these training planes and I know of no reason for reconsidering the matter and coming to the conclusion that the export permit should be cancelled.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CANCELLATION OF PERMITS TO EXPORT PLANES TO EGYPT
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RECOGNITION OF PEKING AS DE FACTO


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Pearson), arising out of an answer he gave yesterday respecting the recognition of the people's communist government in China. Is the minister prepared to give an assurance that the government does not at the moment contemplate early recognition being given to that government? Secondly, has he been in touch with the United States government recently, suggesting that something be done towards the recognition of that government by the United States government?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   RECOGNITION OF PEKING AS DE FACTO
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secretary of Stale for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, this is, of course, a very important question of government policy and, if there is anything I can appropriately say in regard to it, it will be during the statement on external affairs which I hope to be able to make shortly.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   RECOGNITION OF PEKING AS DE FACTO
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT
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FISHERIES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. J. Brooks (Royal):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Fisheries (Mr. Sinclair) or his parliamentary assistant, which is based upon a report that it is proposed to move the biological station from St. Andrews, New Brunswick, to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Is it the intention of the Department of Fisheries to move the biological station at St. Andrews, New Brunswick, to Halifax, Nova Scotia? If so, would the minister give his reason for such a move being made?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED TRANSFER OF BIOLOGICAL STATION IN MARITIME PROVINCES
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LIB

John Watson MacNaught (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. J. Watson MacNaughi (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries):

Mr. Speaker, I received notice of this question only as I came into the chamber a moment or two ago. May I say to my hon. friend that I think there has been a recommendation made that certain phases of the work done at

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Inquiries of the Ministry St. Andrews be moved to Halifax. I shall be glad however to look into the matter and give an answer later, particularly to the second part of the hon. member's question.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED TRANSFER OF BIOLOGICAL STATION IN MARITIME PROVINCES
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CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Owen Lewis Jones

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. O. L. Jones (Okanagan Boundary):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Did the provincial government of British Columbia approach the Department of Citizenship and Immigration for permission to enter on Indian land for the construction of a bridge approach through the Westbank Indian reserve? If so, was such permission granted?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS-REPORTED ENTRY ON WESTBANK RESERVE
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January 18, 1956